Could this be any cuter! I’m squealing just looking at the pictures. A couple of years ago, I made homemade bread cones for Disney Dinners: Cars because Disney’s California Adventure sells the “cozy cones” at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land. For my dinner, I filled the cones with mac ‘n’ cheese a la Disneyland but for my lakeside picnic, I turned them into Charcuterie Cones.
Think of this as a portable, individually portioned cheese and charcuterie board. I used a few different cheeses cut into cubes, some salami slices, prosciutto (my favorite!), Kalamata olives, and pickled asparagus spears. I was worried that they wouldn’t transport well but I wrapped each cone in Saran wrap and they were perfectly in tact for a picnic with my friends.
If you haven’t made bread cones before, they’re quite fun! They might look complicated but they really aren’t. Young bakers can even help with rolling them up. I would liken the difficulty level to focaccia, so beginner bread bakers can definitely handle it.
At our picnic, Caddo and I tore pieces of our bread off (it’s easy to do thanks to the wrap-around nature of the cone) to eat with the goodies inside but Jacob ate his like a sandwich. There’s no wrong way to eat your charcuterie cone!
Homemade bread cones
Pickled asparagus or something similar
- Make homemade bread cones. Let cool for at least fifteen minutes – you don’t want them to melt the cheese!
- Cut cheese such as cheddar, gruyere, and gouda into cubes. Fill cone with cubed cheese, salami slices, prosciutto, olives, and pickled asparagus. If taking on a picnic, wrap entire cones with plastic wrap.
This recipe was featured in my Charcuterie Cone Picnic episode. Watch it now:
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